Yesterday the selection process in Moldova at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest ended with the final show of O Melodie Pentru Europa. Out of twenty-one entries participated fighting Pasha Parfeny took the ticket for the song contest with his song Lăutar.
This year the Moldovan broadcaster TRM, gave an early start to prevent low interest problems as they faced last year and submissions to the selection O Melodie Pentru Europe 2012 opened last autumn. Twenty acts qualified through with an audition stage and the twenty-first act was determined by the public after an internet voting.
The final show started at 18.30 CET (19.30 local time) and lasted three and a half hours and was broadcasted live by the radio channels via M1, Radio Moldova; tv channels via TRM1, TRM International and of course the official website, eurovision.tv’s ESCTv.
In the show, there was two suprise guests, one was the Ukranian representer Gaitana who performed Be My Guest and the second act was Swiss representative group Sinplus who performed Unbreakable last night.
The show started with the interval act with some composure which was played by an panflute orchestra. After shortly announcing the procedure of the selection, the show continued with the performances of twenty-one entries. There was all kind of genres: soul, RnB, ethno-pop, euro-dance, ballad, rock and so on.
The running order of the night was:
01. Ruslan Taranu – Blanche
02. Irina Tarasiuc & MC Gootsa – Save a little sunshine
03. Pasha Parfeny – Lăutar
04. Alexandru Manciu – If you leave
05. Paralela 47 – Arde
06. Ksenya Nikora – You better rush
07. Leria – A ray of sun
08. Cristina Croitoru – Flight for love
09. Mariana Mihăilă – Live on forever
10. MC Mike &Human Place – Moll girl
11. Nicoleta Gavrilita – Crazy little thing
12. Geta Burlacu – Never ever stop
13. Adrian Ursu – Be yourself
14. Doiniţa Gherman – Welcome to Moldova
15. M Studio – Open your eyes
16. Anna Gulko – Ballad of love
17. Transbalcanica – Balkan Riders
18. Dara – Open your eyes
19. Univox – Moody Numbers
20. Akord – Live the show
21. INAYA – Lights
As it flashes to the eyes, former representative Geta Burlacu, who participated in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade with the song A Century of Love, was back at the Moldovan selections O Melodie Pentru Europa. Unluckily, Geta couldn’t make it to the final back then.
Previously on TRM announcement, 2009 representative Nelly Ciobanu was on the list of first twenty participants who qualified through to the final stage with the song Turn on the Light. However, we were not able to see her yesterday evening. As it will be remembered, Nelly succeded one of the best performances in 2009 with the song Hora Din Moldova.
The final results of the night was determined after an equal combination jury and televoting. Christina Croiteru won the televoting, however she succeded only 4 points coming from juries where Pasha Parfany took the 12 points of jury and 10 points.
The final standing can be viewed by clicking the image on left.
The final top three were:
- Pasha Parfany: 22 points
- Christina Croitoru: 16 points
- Dara: 15 points
The result shows that Pasha Parfany will be representing Moldova at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Lăutar. Below you can see Pasha’s performance from yesterday.